The HS2 hybrid bill, the legislation to build Phase One of the railway, is currently progressing through Parliament with a target date of December 2016 to receive Royal Assent.
The HS2 Commons Select Committee has concluded by publishing its final report final report after hearing 1,600 petitions over almost two years.
Warwickshire County Council appeared before the select committee for a second time on January 18 (2016) to present its case on HS2 Ltd’s amendments to the original hybrid bill (known as Additional Provisions). The county council submitted two petitions on the amendments to seek better outcomes and lessen the impact of HS2 on highways issues, ecology matters and potential flood risk. Other concerns were raised about specific local issues such as the railhead site at Kingsbury, construction traffic near Stoneleigh and the provision of a cycleway linking Ladbroke and Southam.
On Wednesday 23 March the bill received a third reading in the House of Commons and has been introduced into the House of Lords where a committee will hear further petitions on any matters outstanding from those “directly or specially affected”. This is due to take place in Spring 2016.
The House of Lords will then follow a similar process to the Commons in that there will be a Committee Stage, Report Stage and Third Reading before both Houses consider any amendments. Once both Houses are in agreement, the Queen will provide Royal Assent for the Bill to become law. Construction of HS2 is scheduled to begin in early 2017.
Other useful links
|Parish||Hybrid Bill sections and format held||To view|
|Cubbington Parish Council
|Electronic copy only||Call 01926 338704 or email
email@example.com to make arrangements to view.
|Hodnell and Wills Pastures Parish Meeting
|Write to Mr D Smith at Hodnell Manor to make arrangements to view.|
|Kenilworth Town Council
Explanatory Notes, NTS, ES vols 1,3 & 4,
CFA area reports and maps for relevant area.
|Call 01926 859155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to book a time which is convenient where a
standalone PC with internet access will be provided.
|Kingsbury Parish Council
25 Ascot Drive
|Electronic Only||Call 01827 265940 or email email@example.com to arrange to view|
|Ladbroke Parish Council
5 Shepherds Hill
|Electronic copy only||Call 01926 815417 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements to view.
|Lea Marston Parish Council
21 Westwood View
|Electronic copy only||To arrange to view the electronic documents at
Nether Whitacre, Village Hall, Station Road, Nether Whitacre
please email email@example.com
|Long Itchington Parish Council
The Community Centre
|Electronic copy only||Call 01926 815216 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
to arrange to view
|Middleton Parish Council
|Electronic copy||Call 07786 080441 or email email@example.com|
|Napton on the Hill Parish Council
1 High Street
|Call 01926 815499 or
to make arrangements to view.
|Offchurch Parish Council
|Call Mike Burgun on 01926 339691
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for details of when the bill will be available
to view in the Village Hall
|Southam Town Council
The Grange Hall
|Electronic copy only||Visit Southam Town Council offices between 9am and 12.30pm to view.|
|Stoneleigh and Ashow Parish Council
8 Stoneleigh Close
|Electronic copy, plus the Bill, Explanatory Notes, NTS, ES vols 1,3 & 4, CFA area reports and maps for relevant area.||Call Richard Hancox on 07766804380 or email email@example.com to arrange to view.|
|Ufton Parish Council
14 White Hart Lane
|Please call 01926 612986 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to make arrangements to view.
|Wishaw and Moxhull Parish Council
|Electronic only||Email HilaryElse@btinternet.com to arrange to view|
|Library||Hybrid Bill sections and format held||Opening hours|
|Electronic copy only||Mon/Tues/Thu/Fri 9.00-17.30
|Leamington Spa Library
Royal Pump Rooms
|Full printed set.||Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri 9.30-18:00
PO Box 2
|Electronic copy only||Mon-Thu 08:00-17:30
|Atherstone Library and Information Centre
|Electronic copy only||Mon 9:30-16:00
19a Parkfield Road
|Electronic copy only||Mon/We/Fri/Sat 9:30-12:30
Tue/Thu 9:30-12:30 and 13:30 -17:30.
|Polesworth Library and Information Centre
|Electronic copy only||Mon/Wed/Sun closed
Tues 9:30-13:00 and 14:00 -19:00
Thur/Fri 9:30-13;00 and 14:00-18:00
|Water Orton Community Library
|Electronic copy only||Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Sun closed
|Electronic copy only||Mon/Tue 9:30-17:30